The Scripture History of the Old Testament Condensed, and Put Into Simple Language, by a Clergyman

The Scripture History of the Old Testament Condensed, and Put Into Simple Language, by a Clergyman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...he had fallen again, the head and hands being then "cut off upon the threshold." so that afterwards the priests of Dagon and his worshippers would never tread on the 6 threshold. But the men of Ashdod were afflicted with 7 plagues, therefore they would not let the Ark remain 8 there, but took it to Gath, which city was also immedi10 ately visited with similar diseases; so the Ark was passed on to Ekron, the people of which being at once seized with the pestilence would not have the Ark, but, (B.C. 1140) sending it into the open fields, consulted how to get rid of it, they having had possession of it 2 seven months. So they sent for their priests and diviners, 3 who advised them to send it into Israel along with a. 4 trespass offering of five golden emerods, and five golden mice, according to the number of their lords, and not harden their hearts like Pharaoh and his people. And 7 they made a new cart, and put the Ark upon it, with a 8 coffer by its side containing the jewels of gold. Fasteo10 ing to the cart two milch kine, whose calves were shut up at home, they went the way of their own accord to 12 Beth-shemesh, the men of which place were reaping 13 their wheat-harvest in the valley, and rejoiced when 14 they saw the Ark, which the kine brought into the field of Joshua, a Beth-shemite, .where was a great stone 15 upon which the people offered sacrifice, taking the kine for this purpose, and using the cart for wood. The five 16 lords of the Philistines, having witnessed this, returned 19 home. But the men of Beth-shemesh looked into the Ark and were smitten to the number of 50,070 men (or rather fifty out of 1,000, i.e. out of the population of 1,400, 21 seventy were slain). So they sent to the men of Kirjatbjearim to fetch the Ark, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236648150